Glass suppliers Quantum and Interglass have formed a strategic partnership to serve South America's container glass manufacturers.

US-based Quantum said it had entered the partnership to provide its current customer base with a better support structure and to develop new relationships in a rapidly growing market.

Mexico’s Interglass is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of lubricants for the glass industry. The company has also partnered with other industry suppliers from North America and Europe.

It has a significant presence in South America, with a team of sales engineers, technical experts, logistical, and customer support personnel based in its Sao Paulo, Brazil office.

Mike Albert, Vice President of Technology at Quantum, said: “It is exciting to have the opportunity to work together with a new partner. I look forward to the increased focus on South America.”

Jose Luis Velez, Director at Interglass, said: “The new partnership with Quantum is an important step for Interglass towards the consolidation of our leading position in LATAM. Quantum’s technology perfectly complements our solutions portfolio.”

Quantum and Interglass will look to build on the strong relationships with their respective customers and work to address the forming needs of the South American glass packaging industry. Interglass will support Quantum in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

Quantum is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.